Thailand bucks the asset-backed trend

Securitisation

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In the Asian countries where securitisation has taken off - such as Japan, Korea and Singapore - asset-backed deals offer highly competitive funding and the ability to extend yield curves. For several years, optimistic dealmakers have suggested borrowers from less mature Asian markets - such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand - could use the same techniques for similar gains. But consistent activity never really materialised, for one main reason: the availability of cheaper

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